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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) has announced that three large composite fuselage sections arrived in Everett on Friday (11 May) for the 787 Dreamliner.
The all-composite forward section is reportedly manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems at its facility in Wichita, Kansas. The structure is 21 feet in diameter and 42 feet in length and its landing gear is installed.
Boeing said that sections 47 and 48 are the two aft composite sections of fuselage for the Dreamliner and were manufactured and joined by Vought Aircraft Industries at its facility in Charleston, South Carolina.
The sections were delivered to Boeing using the Dreamlifter, a specially modified 747-400 used to transport 787 major assemblies.
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